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Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2009. There are 348 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 17, 1961, in his farewell address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex."

 

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Thought for Today: "The course of history can be changed but not halted." — Paul Robeson, American actor, singer and civil rights activist (1898-1976).


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Today is Friday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2009. There are 349 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 16, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.)

 

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Thought for Today: "Only the sinner has the right to preach." — Christopher Morley, American journalist (1890-1957).

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2009. There are 350 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 15, 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta.

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Thought for Today: "One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means." — Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968).

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2009. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 13, 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.)

 

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Thought for Today: "Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor." — Sholom Aleichem, Russian author-humorist (1859-1916).

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Today is Monday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2009. There are 353 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally called Tamla Records) in Detroit.

 

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Thought for Today: "Give the people a new word and they think they think they have a new fact." — Willa Cather, American author (1873-1947).

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2009. There are 354 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 11, 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created with a proclamation by President Theodore Roosevelt. (It became a national park in 1919.)

 

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Thought for Today: "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could." — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet and philosopher (1803-1882).

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Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 10, 1776, Thomas Paine published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense."

 

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Thought for Today: "People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." — G.K. Chesterton, British writer (1874-1936).

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Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 9, 1913, Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif.

 

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Thought for Today: "No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion." — Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's suffrage leader (1859-1947).

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Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 8, 1935, rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Miss.

 

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Thought for Today: "In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism." — Hannah Arendt, American author and historian (1906-1975).

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Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 7, 1789, the first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation's first president.

 

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Thought for Today: "Whether women are better than men I cannot say , but I can say they are certainly no worse." _ Golda Meir, Israeli prime minister (1898-1978).

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Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, outlined a goal of "Four Freedoms" for the world: Freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; freedom from fear.

 

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Thought for Today: "Reason has never failed men. Only force and oppression have made the wrecks of the world." _ William Allen White, American writer (1868-1944).

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Today is Monday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2009. There are 360 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 5th, 1896, an Austrian newspaper (Wiener Presse) reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as "X-rays."


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Thought For the Day:Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.- Benjamin Franklin
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Today's Highlight in History:

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 2, 1959, the Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna 1, the first manmade object to fly past the moon, its apparent intended target.

 

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" Every book starts with just one word, every great idea is sparked by a single thought, every morning sees a new sunrise, and every journey begins with a single step."


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